MCV is reporting that the Sony NGP (still with that name?!?) will have day and date releases on both physical and digital platforms for the portable- giving the user a true launch day choice for either retail purchases or PSN download.
This is an excellent move- it's really important not to neglect either group of buyers and Sony has an excellent strategy lined up for game releases with this dual release format.
Also worth noting is that the NGP is getting raves from the development community- they say it's both uber-powerful and amazingly easy to work with. Which is pretty much the opposite of what they had come to expect from the Playstation company.
Looks like Sony finally 'got it'.